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What does Keifer mean?

Keifer /kei-fer/ as a boys' name is of German derivation, and the meaning of the name Keifer is "barrel maker". Keifer is a variant form of Kiefer (German): form of Cooper.

Associated with: maker (occupational)


Keifer has 3 variants: Keefer, Kieffer and Kuefer.

Keifer has 4 more relations via Kiefer: Kiefert, Kieffner, Kiefner and Kueffner.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Ketfer, Kofer, ..

(female) Keiferra, Keiferri, ..

How popular is Keifer?

Keifer is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#11538 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Keifer for boys. Keifer was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest position of #924 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keifer name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keifer outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Keifer and affiliated names. The only other prominent related form of Keifer rated in the Top 2000 is Kiefer. These relations of Keifer reached the apex of their popularity 23 years ago (adoption of 0.02%), but now, the form Kiefer has become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Keifer, Kiefer in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Keifer and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Keifer is alike in pronunciation to Kefir. Other suggested similar names are Bailer, Beiler, Berger, Decker, Denver, Einer, Eizer, Ferrer, Fester, Haider, Heiner, Heller, Jesper, Joiner, Kaiden, Kaine, Kaiser, Kasper, Keagen, Keane, Keder, Keefe, Keeffe, Keegen, Keeley, Keene, Keer, Kees, Keiji, Keilan, Keir, Keiran, Keiron, Keitaro, Keith, Kelden, Kellen, Keller, Kenlea, Kenlee, Kenner, Kepler, Ker, Kerbey (see Kirby), Kerem, Kerr, Kerrey, Kester, Keven, Kleiner, Kline, Konner, Kramer, Krister, Lester, Maier, Meier, Meyer, Nailer, Neper, Nezer, Peer, Pepper, Rafer, Rainer, Reiner, Reinier, Renier, Rider, Riker, River, Seger, Telfer and Weber. These names tend to be more frequently used than Keifer.